What It Means, Lord
J.W. Pepper Editor’s Choir for 2015 Easter/Lent
Sometime in the 1990’s a lady in my church handed this text to me one Sunday morning and asked if I would write piece for her to sing. I was deeply moved by the text, and I was grateful to her for introducing it to me.
Recently, I reset the song as a choral piece, which is appropriate for any worship service, especially during the Easter season. I am pleased to offer it to you as my latest release from Choristers Guild.
With intricate chords, a powerful text, and an exquisite piano accompaniment, this anthem will be an impressive addition to your choral season. The piece begins and ends solemnly, featuring a beautifully-written middle section and a tender strength throughout. A stunning anthem for Holy Week worship.
was written out of my own desire for the Holy Spirit’s illumination as I read God’s Word.
“Before his midweek service, the great London preacher G. Campbell Morgan always read the words to this hymn. The text, written by Mary Lathbury, the “poet of Chautauqua,” was born out of Lathbury’s reflection on the story of Christ’s feeding the five thousand. This meditative setting contains an excellent prayer for understanding God’s truth. The optional obbligato for C instrument is a lovely addition to the sweeping choral lines. This piece is stunningly beautiful!”
was written for Bob Jones Academy choirs to sing for one of our many hymns concerts designed to introduce students to our rich hymn heritage. With its undulating two-against-three accompaniment and ascending lines, this new setting of Cleland McAfee’s hymn evokes the feeling of tranquility as Christ holds us “near to the heart of God.”
Listen to Bob Jones Academy Chorale sing A Place of Quiet Rest.
Written for Bob Jones Academy Chorale, this meaningful text (by the inimitable Anonymus of Wherever) teaches us that a quiet spirit comes only as our will becomes one with God’s will. This text is a great tool for instigating discussion with students about whole-hearted commitment to the Lord.
Listen to Bob Jones Academy Chorale sing Prince of Peace.
~Reverent Worship Choral Series~
“Heavens throughout with praises ringing” is the scene of this triumphant hymn of praise by John Kent (1766-1843), who describes the singing of the redeemed Church as, “Loud as mighty thunders roaring!” This exultant musical setting will need all the choral forces you can muster! At home in any worship setting, “Worthy the Lamb!” is ideal for the end of a Worship Service on Resurrection Sunday.